- Media category
- Materials used
- gouache on ivory Arches paper
- 75.6 x 57.0 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed l.l., black gouache "Fred Williams.". Not dated.
- Ruth Komon Bequest in memory of Rudy Komon 2004
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Estate of Fred Williams
- Artist information
Works in the collection
This gouache is the smallest painting from the 'Upwey' series (1965-66), and is also the least formal and most fluid in handling. Its more extensive palette and extreme abstraction may reflect Williams' knowledge of the American abstract expressionists. It also presages Williams' late work, in which he depicts the landscape from above, rather than from the more familiar perspective of the ground.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005
Shown in 1 exhibition
Australian Collection Focus: Fred Williams gouaches, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Mar 2005–01 May 2005
Referenced in 4 publications
Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Celebrating Fred Williams', pg. 24-25, Sydney, Nov 2004, 25 (colour illus.).
Patrick McCaughey, Fred Williams 1927-1982, Kensington, 1980, 176-177, 177 (colour illus.). plate no. 85
James Mollison, A singular vision: the art of Fred Williams, Canberra, 1989, 110 (colour illus.).
Sotheby's Australia: Important Australian art, Sydney, Nov 2019, 130 (colour illus.).
Other works by Fred Williams
See all 222 works